Google Code of Conduct: Don't Be Evil
April 25, 2012
In keeping with the company's contemporary reputation, Google's "Code of Conduct" is built around the motto "Don't be evil.", highlighting challenging ethical scenarios and asserting the company's rigorous service policy. Google expects its employees to be held to the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct, concentrating on the areas of respectful workplace environment, financial integrity and responsibility, and taking action. While many companies have ethical codes to govern their conduct, Google claims to have made "Don't be evil" a central pillar of their corporate identity; however, recent privacy and copyright lawsuits have aroused some skepticism of this claim.